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Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 152 - Marlins at Mets - Tejada drives in winning run, Mets Sweep Marlins..

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Miami (66-87)000020000250
N.Y. Mets (69-83) «200000001372
W: B. Parnell (5-4) L: R. Webb (4-3)
HR: MIA - None   NYM - D. Wright (19)

Ruben Tejada drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday to give the New York Mets a 3-2 victory and a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins at Citi Field.

With two outs and the bases loaded, Tejada singled to left off Ryan Webb (4-3) to plate the winning run for the Mets, who completed their first sweep at home since taking three from the Baltimore Orioles on June 22-24.

David Wright added a two-run homer in the first and Bobby Parnell (5-4) pitched a perfect top of the ninth to earn the victory.

"It's always fun to win," said Wright. "It would be nice to finish on a strong note. You look at what the Orioles did, they finished strong last year and it carried over into this year, so it would be nice to do that."

Bryan Peterson had a sacrifice fly in the top of the fifth and Gil Velazquez scurried home from third later in the inning on a throwing error by Kelly Shoppach for the Marlins, who have dropped six of seven.

Both starters pitched effectively behind little run support from their respective teams.

Chris Young tossed six innings for the Mets and did not factor into the decision. He gave up just two runs -- one earned -- on five hits while walking two and striking out five. The Mets have only scored 12 runs for Young over his last eight home starts.

Ricky Nolasco, who also gave up two runs on five hits while walking two and fanning five, lasted seven innings for the Marlins.

"Ricky pitched well, very well," said Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen. "He made one bad pitch, that home run, but besides that he pitched a good game."

Miami tied the game in the fifth after back-to-back singles from Rob Brantly and Velazquez. Nolasco bunted both runners over and Peterson drove a deep fly ball to center, allowing both runners to tag and Brantly to score from third. Young then walked Gorkys Hernandez, who stole second base and Shoppach's throwing error allowed Velazquez to score to even the game at two.

Game Notes

The Mets have won seven-straight games against the Marlins ... Wright is three hits shy of tying Ed Kranepool for the most hits in franchise history ... Nolasco walked two batters Sunday after walking just one over his previous 34 innings.

Box Score:

Bryan Petersen LF300100001.199
Gorkys Hernandez CF300000010.183
Jose Reyes SS300000010.285
Carlos Lee 1B400000002.266
Greg Dobbs RF301010011.293
Donovan Solano 2B402000001.291
Rob Brantly C411000000.325
Gil Velazquez 3B411000000.231
Ricky Nolasco P200000001.167
  Michael Dunn P000000000.000
  Heath Bell P000000000.000
  Scott Cousins PH100000001.163
  Ryan Webb P000000000.000
Ruben Tejada SS501100000.287
Daniel Murphy 2B411010001.292
David Wright 3B411200100.304
Ike Davis 1B400000002.224
Scott Hairston RF411000000.266
Lucas Duda LF301000011.245
Andres Torres CF301010011.221
Kelly Shoppach C200000002.213
  Jordany Valdespin PH100000000.240
Chris Young P101010000.138
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
  Mike Baxter PH000000010.267
  Manny Acosta P000000000.000
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
  Fred Lewis PH000000010.154

E_R.Tejada, K.Shoppach. LOB_Miami 7, NY Mets 8. 2B_G.Dobbs, D.Murphy, A.Torres, C.Young. HR_D.Wright (19) off R.Nolasco. SF_B.Petersen. S_R.Nolasco, C.Young. SB_G.Hernandez (7), J.Reyes (36). DP_Miami 1 (C.Lee).

Ricky Nolasco7.0522251116-734.35
Michael Dunn0.10000106-33.74
Heath Bell0.20000009-55.19
Ryan Webb (L 4-3)0.221121019-94.24
Chris Young6.052125090-544.21
Ramon Ramirez1.000001014-94.20
Manny Acosta1.000010023-156.96
Bobby Parnell (W 5-4)1.000001015-122.74

PB_R.Brantly, K.Shoppach.
IBB_off R.Nolasco (M.Baxter), off R.Webb (F.Lewis), off M.Acosta (G.Dobbs).
HBP_by R.Nolasco (K.Shoppach).
T_3:03. A_26923.
Umpires_Home,Paul Schrieber; First, Mike Everitt; Second, Laz Diaz; Third, Tim Welke.

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